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their support for the environment by banning plastic shopping bags. we sent kpix 5's len ramirez to find out the pros and cons. >> reporter: allen, i'm here in san jose. and san jose was one of the first big cities to have a bag ordinance in effect. it's been going on for more than a year so a lot of folks are getting used to the idea. and regular shoppers say it is now the new normal. >>> reporter: life after the plastic bag ban in san jose. >> i'm glad you asked. >> reporter: a year and five months since it's been on the books, and it's not a sad sack story for jill malone. >> you know, i just have a bunch of bags in my car. if i forget sometimes i just put the food in a cart and i put it -- bag it in the trunk m i think it>> rte but others complain about paying the extra dime f recyclable bag if they come shopping without them. >> it's a pain to buy them when i forget them. >> reporter: more cities are banning plastic bags including 12 new cities in san mateo county. plastic bags end up as litter, clog storm drains, don't biodegrade as easily and most are made out of unrecyclable material
, and menlo park. if you forget you will be charged ten cents per paper bag. >> it's good for the environment. we don't have the waste in the landfills and also harmful to animals. >> people have to pay attention to it. if you live in a place where they want you to bring your own bags, then do it. i think it's great. >> grocery stores are still able to provide plastic bags for produce and farm sis can still attribute small bags to hold prescription medications. >>> gas prices continue to slip across the country. here in the bay area as well. analysts say they could be even lower by the memorial day weekend. san francisco has the high spriests in the continental u.s. averaging $4.06 a gallon. around the rest of the bay gas is about 12 cents cheaper. that is down three cents a gallon in the last week. analysts say we could pay 20 cents less by the end of next month. >> let's hope so. >> remember when gas used to be 99 cents or $1 .99 a gallon. i remember those days. >> i just look at the total, sal. of how much it costs. >> it's kind of high. >>> good morning, everybody. the traffic is doing pr
tanks and a restroom structure. the city knew the environment was being impacted drastically. they realize this is a short- term solution but are working on funding more programs and more affordable house. >> we live in a beautiful community. the weather is very nice. encampments will always be at some level. >> reporter: outreach reporters have been trying to build a rapport for those at this site. so far 200 have joined programs. others have refused. >> i don't like them. i just don't like them at all. >> reporter: the cleanup will cost roughly $100,000. the city will pay half of that, the water district will pay the other half of that. back out here live, the city plans on putting up roadblocks here to prevent the homeless from using their vehicles to go down to the creek. they also plan on using private security to patrol the area. reporting live from janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there are several new developments this noontime one week after the boston marathon bombings. brian flores is live in the newsroom with the charges of lone surviving suspect faces
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of plastic bags and what they have on our environment and wildlife. the ban will apply in all county retail outlets, including grocery stores, convenience stores and pharmacies as well as other shops. the ban does not include restaurant food take-out or bags used for produce, meat, bulk foods and prescription meds. now, if you don't have those reusable bags, the city of menlo park says they will be offering free reusable bags at places likely bay area's or recreation or senior centers. live in menlo park, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> thank you. in california, we use a total of 20 billion plastic bags and the majority of them end up landlls oras litter. and speaking of trash, an annual unofficial pot party at golden gate park in san francisco left quite the mess for the city to clean up. according to the "chronicle," this weekend's 420 party at the park drew nearly 15,000 people and they left behind a mountain of trash. the clean-up tab for the city, $10,000. >>> speaking of tabs, the town of atherton is asking the white house to pay up. atherton was a fundraising stop for the president earlier
salai. >>> there's now two tree sitters staging an environment show down. tonight a man from fort brag who was arrested in this incident earlier this month returned to the trees. the protesters say the highway 101 bypass will devastate wetlands and pollute waters that are home to salmon and trout. they say it includes a $50 million project to wildlife. >>> peacing together the boston bombings. we talked to experts on how video and pictures that may appear useless could help break the case. >>> carnival's cost. what the company is in the process of doing. >>> and we'll show you which areas will be the coolest temperatures and possible frost in the morning. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you engineer a true automotive breakthrough? ♪ you give it bold styling, unsurpassed luxury and nearly 1,000 improvements. the redesigned 2013 glk. the next great advance from mercedes-benz. starting at $37,090. >>> in campbell about a dozen people took part of a run. the informal run was organized by the owner of a sports shop. he said a number of his customers had qualified to run in the boston ma
. >>> there's now two tree sitters staging an environment show down. tonight a man from fort brag who was arrested in this incident earlier this month returned to the trees. the protesters say the highway 101 bypass will devastate wetlands and pollute waters that are home to salmon and trout. they say it includes a $50 million project to wildlife. >>> peacing together the boston bombings. we talked to experts on how video and pictures that may appear useless could help >>> in campbell about a dozen people took part of a run. the informal run was organized by the owner of a sports shop. he said a number of his customers had qualified to run in the boston marathon. >>> ktvu rob roth spoke to a former fbi agent with all the work involved to find those responsible. >> reporter: stitching together the many hours of video taken before, during and after the explosion is laborious but essential in solving the boston bombings. according to current and former law enforcement officials. rick smith says the fbi will use the videos to create a precised time line. >> who left the scene after or bef
to support the environment and the arts but the state auditor says dmv has been collecting millions of dollars less than it should be from that program. >> it could be for environmental protection purposes or antiterrorism activities so those funds that are not being collected is money we are not being able to use. >> the dmv says keeping track of these funds would take a massive computer upgrade which would cost more than the license plate program brings in. >>> time now 5:26. let's check your commute right now at 5:25. sal you are watching 280 and everything else. >> that is right we are looking at the south bay. it has been a nice looking drive around the bay on this friday. pam had mentioned it. we are also mentioning it. we hope it will stay nice and light for you on this friday. obviously everyone needs a little break from yesterday's commute imparticular. the traffic is moving along pretty well as you drive on 680. let's go to steve. >>> sal, thank you. a little cooler by the coast today. not so much because of fog but because a westerly breeze has decided to develop. if and
on the environment and wildlife. let's look at where the ban applies. these include grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies as well as other shops. the ban does not include restaurants food takeouts or bags used for produce, meat, bulk foods d prescription meds. we want to make note, if you don't have that reusable bag handy starting today here in those san mateo county cities, you will have to pay 10 cents for a paper bag and that fee is going up in 2015. it will go up to 25 cents per paper bag. so it's a good investment to make right now. live in menlo park, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >> by the end of the year, at least 17 cities in san mateo county will have implemented that plastic bag ban. >>> new this morning, it turns out a new waterfront development deal in oakland requires a substantial down payment from taxpayers. our own phil matier reports that to help swing the deal with chinese backing, oakland has agreed to spend about $25 million in unused redevelopment money. that money would be used to buy two parcels of land from the signature development group. >>> later today oakland sch
chemicals that poison our water... and harm wildlife. and millions... are polluting our environment. [ sniffing ] [ seagulls squawking ] >>> row, row, row your boat. a live look there at crew. wow, they are really going this morning. yeah, it's going to be a warm day. find some water if you can. >> five snow boarders have died in what officials are calling colorado's deadliest avalanche in five decades. it happened yesterday afternoon near loveland pass about 50 miles west of denver. authorities say six snowboarders were on the almost 12,000 foot high pass when all of a sudden the snow gave way. >> they triggered a slide. at least one of them was able to bail off to the side and partially buried, but he was able to get himself out and call for help. >> authorities say the avalanche was about 600 feet wide and 8 feet deep. right now, authorities say the avalanche danger in colorado is at a 30 year high due to a lack of snow. >>> some people in the town of west, texas, are being allowed back into their homes for the first time since that deadly fertilizer explosion. a curfew is sti
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